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Posted: 26/10/2017 at 16:33

Down here, in Cornwall, all the cooked food collected by waste recyclers is used to fuel a small power station.

To Fell Or Not To Fell

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 12:05

So there you go, chop ‘em down if you want too.๐Ÿ˜€

To Fell Or Not To Fell

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 09:39

I think that must depend on each council, I’ve never heard of permission to cut down quick growing conifers. They are not native trees, mostly are short live anyway.  That’s why they grow acres of them on the Moor and fell them after 30 years.  Three inch trunks?  are You sure? 

I had a row of Beech trees cut down a few years ago, the council what you like, they’re on your property!

It was the fashion to plant them a few years back, everybody had them! The OP is only talking about a few, I’m sure the neighbours will be delighted. 

Back of beyond bit of garden

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 09:31

I agree with the above, I have a few so called wildlife areas, in reality, it’s because I never have time to get around to doing anything with them.๐Ÿ˜€  I’ve never seen a caterpillar of any kind in the nettles patch. Yet I do have all the different butterflies.

There was recently a tv programme monitoring wildlife in gardens, the tidy kept ones got far more than the one that had been left.

 I’ve got a very slopey bit of garden that I can’t walk on, we covered it in hydrangeas, all done from cuttings, they have suppressed the weeds and we have sparrows and wrens living in them.

So, dont  feel guilty about hacking it down, there will be a lot of birds that will appreciate different plants instead of just the raspberry patch.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 00:29

And very beautiful they are๐Ÿ˜€


Posted: 26/10/2017 at 00:28

I used to bake egg shells and put out for the chickens.

they are supposed to be a slug deterrent, but I dont think it worked, slugs don’t seem to be deterred by anything here๐Ÿ˜ฑ  the chickens were a slug deterrent, not the egg shells๐Ÿ˜€

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 00:23
Dachalover says:

So....let me get this straight....we all appear to have children ~ 40 years son is 41 this December and my daughter will be 39 in Feb ......Busy.....I love your "but I met first OH at Queen Mary's so married him instead "  ......may I ask ....instead of what ?......I know's just the VM in me 

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 My daughter was 42 this year. My son will be 50 in February.


Posted: 26/10/2017 at 00:13

I never cook more than we can eat, we never ever have any cooked food waste. Mind you, we lead a very frugal life.๐Ÿ˜€

To Fell Or Not To Fell

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 19:37

I agree Dan, leaving the stumps is ok for a while maybe, I know thT wouldn’t have satisfied me and everywhere you dig you come across roots. They are not deep rooted so do try to get the out if you can.

i have some others as stand alone trees, they are very tall, the birds nest in them so they stay.

my dad planted the whole lot when he first moved in here, they are all from cuttings and seeds from pine cones he’d picked up.

Broken Tulips - The Beautiful Curse

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 16:32

Chris.....Have you checked with the author of that piece that’s its ok to ‘copy and paste it all? 

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